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Poster: DavidR Date: Nov 29, 2004 9:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Converting MPEG files to DVD ready files

I would like to download and store old movies to DVD. But have had no luck with my Mac software such as Final Cut Pro, iDVD or DVD Studio Pro. I noticed from an earlier post that a converter is need to convert the files to MPEG2 DVD ready files. Where can I find a Mac version of this software?

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Dec 1, 2004 11:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Converting MPEG files to DVD ready files

The MPEG-2 files should be DVD compliant. I've been able to import them into DVD-lab and other DVD authoring programs without having to convert the file to another format.

Some DVD authoring problems may have to have MPEG-2 file demuxed - separated into a video file (having one of these extensions: ".m2p", ".m2v", ".mpv") and audio file (having one of these extensions: ".ac3", ".mp2", ".m2a"). DVD-Lab will demux the MPEG file for you. There are many free utilities which will demux the file.

Converting MPEG-2 to another file and back again will reduce the quality of your file, takes a lot of time and will use up drive space.

Hope this helps.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Dec 1, 2004 5:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Converting MPEG files to DVD ready files

I use a really good piece of Mac freeware called. MPEG Streamclip located at:

http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html

That splits or demuxes the file into a video and audio clip of your choosing. You can then use the files with FCP, iDVD or DVD studio pro.

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